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Mehtap Omaç Sönmez

Kahramanmaras Health Science Faculty, Department of Public Health Nursing, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey


  • Research Article   
    An Evaluation and Comparison of Needlestick and Sharps Injuries to Students in Different Healthcare Sciences Departments
    Author(s): Arzu Kayis, Mehtap Omaç Sönmez*, Zarife Orhan and Murat Aral

    Objectives: The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of occupational needlestick and sharps injuries in students in different departments of the Health Sciences Faculty, and to determine and compare the reasons for these injuries. Methods: This study is cross sectional type. Total of 840 (1st year students were not included) registered university students were identified and it was planned to contact all the students without selective sampling. Results: A total of 649 students voluntarily participated in the study. While injuries are seen more often in the departments (such as; nursing, midwifery, anesthesia) applying medical treatment. Conclusion: In respect of students exposed to occupational injuries while participating in clinical applications, it is also important that the ne.. Read More»

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